Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, 9 August, announced that the Ministry of Defence will be introducing an import embargo on 101 defence items to support “atmanirbhar bharat” (self-reliant India).
Singh said that the equipment will include artillery guns, assault rifles, corvettes, sonar systems, transport aircraft, LCHs, and radars. The Quint has accessed a list of these equipments, which will be placed under an import embargo.
Singh said that the embargo will be planned progressively between 2020 and 2024 and will boost indigenisation of defence production.
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